A property consultant who arranged for a real estate agent to receive nearly $150,000 commission that the agent did not earn pleaded guilty to 14 fraud charges and has been remanded in custody for sentencing in May.
Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.
It looked a bit like divine intervention, but the problems that beset a case involving “God” at the Christchurch District Court were probably very much human.
A 76-year-old woman has begun a home detention sentence while a family member begins paying back more than $20,000 that she stole from a Southland forestry trust – a process that will take 13 years.
Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.
Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs has gone to jail for eight years for his $17.5 million frauds with victims still wondering if he has assets hidden away.
A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.
Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.
A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.
A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.